Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2016

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Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Michele Chiarlo

Tasting notes - A complex and full bodied wine with inviting aromas of deep fruits, rose petals, juniper berries and hint of fine spice. The palate shows a wonderful harmony already, with silky tannins and remarkable elegance and persistence. 

Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo 2016

A full, traditional and complex Barolo, well structured
with hints of dark liquorice and leather through to a dry,
long finish.


Producer Note
Michele Chiarlo is one of Piedmont's most prestigious winemakers, producing
outstanding wines from some of the most exceptional sites in Piedmont, including
Barolo’s world famous Cannubi and Cerequio vineyards. Founded in 1956 by
Michele Chiarlo and now run by his sons Alberto and Stefano, the Chiarlo philosophy
“is to capture the terroir” and with judicious use of oak they develop some wines for
ageing and some which can be enjoyed earlier. Their stunning collection of Barolo
and Barbera wines consistently receive 90+ points from Wine Advocate, James
Suckling and Wine Enthusiast.


Vintage
A not excessively cold winter, but heavy rain and snow created an abundant water
reserve. A mild spring led into a warm summer with a complete absence of rain from
mid-June until 10th August, which contributed to the grapes' perfect ripeness.
September saw excellent diurnal temperature differences leading to the
development of vibrant aromas and excellent phenological ripening of the red
grapes. 2016 is being hailed as one of the greatest vintages of the last two decades.


Vineyard
The vineyard sits on a southeast to south westerly orientation and the vines are
trained according to the Guyot method. The vines are thinned during the summer
months to control the health and vigour of the vine. The soils are from the Tortonian
geological area of La Mora and Barolo, which is characterised by sedimentary clay
and Sant'Agata marl interspersed with grey-blue sandstone. A significant presence
of microelements specifically magnesium and manganese enhances the soil's
complexity. The grapes are manually harvested at optimum maturity.


Winemaking
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks with 17 to 18 days'
maceration on the skins. A gentle 'shower system' of wetting the cap was used
during fermentation which took place at between 27 to 32°C. Malolactic
fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged for two
years in oak casks, followed by a further 12 months in bottle prior to release.


Tasting Note
A complex and full bodied wine with inviting aromas of deep fruits, rose petals,
juniper berries and hint of fine spice. The palate shows a wonderful harmony, with
silky tannins and remarkable elegance and persistence.


Grape
Nebbiolo 100%

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